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Meet the Author: Poet Peter Carroll Talks & Reads Americana, new books are Talking to Strangers and This Land These People The 50 States. September 21st Belmont Public Library 6:30 pm

Lily Iona MacKenzie has a memoir, Dreaming Myself Into Old Age: One Woman’s Search for Meaning, and a new collection of poems, California Dreaming, Launch September 23rd, 12-1 pm Zoom link here. Passcode: 613741.

Launch Party for Marin Poet Laureate Emerita's 5th collection of poems Starfall in the Temple has arrived, and you are invited to hear her read, Saturday, September 23rd 2:30 - 4 pm Among the Redwoods at Redwoods Presbyterian Church.

Poetry Weekend by the Great Books Council of San Francisco on November 11-2th on Zoom. Learn More

“Words on Water” Poetry Reading featuring local poets Patricia Nelson & Bonnie Thomas Art Exhibition Closing: “Lightness of Being” featuring the paintings of Thomas Monaghan. Learn More

Dave Setter wrote an incisive review of the ecopoetry of Wago Ryoichi. You can read it here

Interview–– Francesca Bell, Marin County Poetry Laureate

We are delighted to announce the selection of the newest Marin County Poet Laureate for 2023-2025: Francesca Bell!

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Traveling Show

This summer, MPC members will perform their own work in venues all over the Bay Area.

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Writers Group Bulletin Board

As a result of our fall survey and following recent discussions with our members, we have created a Writers Group Clearing House/Bulletin Board where you can contact other interested writers and organize your own writer’s group. 

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